CEEMID – Central & Eastern European Music Databases was created out of necessity: many Central and Eastern European countries are lacking effective cross-industry or governmental statistics on music or on cultural industries in general. The lack of data makes the work of tour planning, record promotion, grant evaluation or royalty tariff setting very difficult in those countries where the need would be even greater for such activities than in the most advanced markets. Musicians are the most known source of information.
Daniel Antal developed a survey distributed among music professionals asking them about their experience. These surveys were designed to fill the gaps in the data collection of official statistics and other music and film industry sources. The first survey was made in 2014 in Hungary, and in 2019 it already included 11 countries. They had been filled out in the past years by more than 5000 creative industry professional, in 2019 in Austria, too.
With our two friends Lina Ugrinovska (Taksirat mentoring) and Katja Mierke (trainer, psychologist, Bonn University) we take the mental health topic to a next level. After an overview on what are the symptoms of the music industry, we start an interactive session to find practicalities and ways to cope with the stress and occasional uncertainty our beloved life path (rather than a job) brings ahead of us.